Police are appealing for information after an alleged assault
in the Dunedin Botanic Garden on Wednesday night.
Anyone who might have noticed a man acting suspiciously near
the walking tracks beside Lovelock Ave, about 7pm, was urged
to contact police.
Detective John MacDade said police were seeking a man
described as Caucasian, aged 18-24, about 177cm, slim,
clean-shaven and with long, blond scruffy hair.
He was described as wearing baggy clothing - believed to be
scruffy denim shorts - and a dark beanie. He was carrying a
black backpack and possibly a skateboard.
Police declined to comment on the nature of the assault.
Anyone with information was urged to call Dunedin police on
471-4800. A man was spotted trying car doors in Tainui on
Sergeant Dion Phair, of Dunedin, said the incident occurred
in Dundonald St, about 6.45pm.
A dog patrol was unable to track the man.
There had been a series of car thefts around the area, and
residents were advised to report any suspicious behaviour to
police on 471-4800.